The Democracy Mistake
Hitler was elected to his job, did that make him a good guy? I know the election thing was early on and then he usurped powers but still the point holds.
Many will say we really don't uphold democracy because of our opposition to Hamas and to a certain extent our sitting on our hands on the Israeli vs. Hezbolalah conflict. They say Lebanon is a democracy and therefore we should have come to its defense and/or not allowed it to be attacked by Israel.
Of course, Israel was not attack Lebanon they were attacking Hezbolalah and the Hezbolalah support structures. However, I have much more faith in Israeli democracy than Lebanese, especially when the Lebanese version is infected with the fascists parasite of Iran sponsored Hezbolalah. Hamas has the same problem.
It isn't the manner which a government gets into power its the way they act. Is it in the Palestinian's interest to destroy Israel? It certainly seems that way but we all know what would happen. Israel would be gone Palestine would wallow in its misery and then they would lash out at someone else.
Sometime ago I commented on a debate about this between Daniel Pipes and Marc Reuel Garrecht. At the time I was leaning towards Marc's view, but I am beginning to come around to Daniel Pipes view of this situation. Democracy must be built on a foundation built of self-chosen virtue and liberal belief, without it you have little more than an angry mob.